Lilo

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Download Source: http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/Linux/system/boot/lilo/lilo-22.8.src.tar.gz
Download Patches: http://svn.cross-lfs.org/svn/repos/patches/lilo/lilo-22.8-gcc-4.patch

Contents

Introduction to Lilo

The Lilo package contains the Linux Loader, a bootloader.

Project Homepage: unknown

Dependencies

Required

Optional

Non-Multilib

To be done

Multilib

This package does not provide any libraries so only one installation is needed.

32Bit

Apply the patch:

patch -Np1 -i ../lilo-22.8-gcc-4.patch

Build the package:

make all

Install the package:

make install

N32

To be done

64Bit

Apply the patch:

patch -Np1 -i ../lilo-22.8-gcc-4.patch

Build the package:

make all

Install the package:

make install

Contents

Installed Programs: /sbin/lilo, /sbin/mkrescue, /usr/sbin/keytab-lilo.pl, /boot/diag1.img
Installed Libraries: none
Installed Directories: none

Configuring

Configuration strongly depends on individual setups. Please refer to the man-pages on how to apply the mandatory configuration file /etc/lilo.conf appropriately. The following is an example configuration file for a system with these characteristics:

  • two SCSI harddisks
  • system on sdb
  • root filesystem on sdb3
  • bootloader in MBR of first disk (sda)
  • two bootable kernel images
  • menu for bootloader
# Begin /etc/lilo.conf

boot=/dev/sda

lba32
install = menu
menu-scheme=Gb:Gk:Gb:Yb
menu-title="  My Bootmenu  "
read-only
vga = normal
prompt
timeout=30

image = /boot/smp64-2.6.23.13-25.06.2008
  root = /dev/sdb3
  label = SMP64-25.06.08

image = /boot/smp64-2.6.23.13-14.04.2008
  root = /dev/sdb3
  label = SMP64-14.04.08

# End /etc/lilo.conf

After creation of /etc/lilo.conf you need to run /sbin/lilo once.

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Note

Take care of possible error messages or you will leave your system unbootable!

Short Descriptions

lilo Lilo installs the Linux boot loader which is used to start a Linux system.
mkrescue A script to make a bootable floppy or CD image using the default settings from the configuration file.
keytab-lilo.pl A perl script to create a keyboard translation table to allow the bootloader to process keystrokes to match your keyboard layout.
diag1.img A diagnostic disk boot image.
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